Does Southwest Airlines Offer Bereavement Fares?


Quick Answer

Southwest Airlines does not offer bereavement fares. U.S. Airways, AirTran, JetBlue and Virgin America also do not offer any bereavement or compassion fares or special rates for emergencies..

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A few airlines do offer bereavement fares such as Continental, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines. The discounts vary depending on the airline and have different requirements. Also, sometimes the bereavement fares are not the best deal available. Most airlines with bereavement fares require the person to call in order to purchase a ticket. United Airlines offers a 10 percent discount, but the individual needs to provide contact information for the funeral home. Most bereavement fares apply to immediate and extended family except for cousins.

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